Interesting fact – the songs on this are credited to Anthems For Insubordinates, so their later claims to their name being the much-cooler A Fire Inside are slightly diminished, but, hell, it’s their band, they can call it what they like.
Also interesting is that well before they crossed over into alternative and emo and began to amass a goth-girl following unlike any other band, they were seen as a potential heir to the thrones of the Vandals and the Descendents, and on this, their debut, you can hear why.
Produced by Tim Armstrong, this is chock full of sub-two minute bursts of sneering hardcore punk. It’s a great album.
READ: A nice look back in Alt Press
WATCH: Here’s a fun half hour set from the band back in 1996